Bob Wright, an extension entomologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was interviewed by Market Journal about soybean aphids. Wright says with cooler weather in the forecast, producers should be scouting their fields for this pest.
Robert Peterson was interviewed by National Public Radio about aerial spraying to control mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus, since some people are expressing concerns about how the pesticides will affect their health.
Gerry Wegner, BCE, an entomologist with Varment Guard Environmental Services and ProGuard Commercial Pest Solutions, has prepared a bug clock for the Entomological Foundation's silent auction to be held at Entomology 2012 in Knoxville, TN:
Dr. Jim Wangberg, an ESA member since 1973, will retire September 7, 2012.
A number of ESA members from various land-grant universities have teamed up to create the IPMPro app.
Wayne J. Ohnesorg, an extension educator and PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is part of a team which created the "Aphid Speed Scout" app, which was selected as the Top Best Mobile App for Agriculture by CropLife.
George Ball, an ESA member for 40+ years and a faculty member of the University of Alberta, is the subject of a May 6 newspaper article called "Going bug-eyed for beetles."
Bob Wright, an extension entomologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is featured in this video about the unusually high number of army cutworm moths, and whether they will affect planted corn.
Tiffany Heng-Moss, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will receive the 2012 Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA), which recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated meritorious and sustained records of excellence and creativity in te